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Research Interests

Economic Theory, Networks.


Sanjeev Goyal is a pioneer and leading international scholar in the study of networks. He is the author of two books 'Connections: an introduction to the economics of networks', published in 2007 by Princeton University Press and 'Networks: an economics approach' published in 2023 by MIT Press.

Sanjeev Goyal is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He was the Founding Director of the Cambridge-INET Institute (2012-2014) and Chair of the Economics Faculty (2014-2018).

Selected Publications

New Book:

Networks: An Economics Approach. MIT Press (2023).
MIT Press Announcement

Published Papers

Choi, S., Goyal, S. and Moisan, F. Brokerage Rents and Intermediation Networks, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, forthcoming (2023)
Ductor, L., Goyal, S. and Prummer, A. Gender and Collaboration, Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming (2023)
Choi, S., Goyal, S., Moisan, F. and To, Y. Y. T. Learning in Networks: An Experiment on Large Networks with Real-World Features, Management Science (2023)
Dziubinski, M., Goyal, S. and Minarsch, D. E. N. The Strategy of Conquest, Journal of Economic Theory (2021), vol 191, no. 105161
Galeotti, A., Golub, B. and Goyal, S. Targeting Interventions in Networks, Econometrica (2020), vol 88, no. 6, pp. 2445–2471
Elliott, M., Goyal, S. and Teytelboym, A. Networks and Economic Policy, Oxford Review of Economic Policy (2019), vol 35(4), pp. 565–585
Gagnon, J. and Goyal, S. Networks, Markets and Inequality, American Economic Review (2017), vol 107(1), pp. 1-30

Working Papers

Galeotti, A., Golub, B., Goyal, S., Talamas, E. and Tamuz, O., Taxes and Market Power: A Principal Components Approach (2022).
Galeotti, A., Golub, B., Goyal, S. and Rao, R., Discord and Harmony in Networks (2021).

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Ding, S., Dziubinski, M., Goyal, S. Clubs and Networks, (2021) CWPE2175
Ductor, L., Goyal, S., van der Leij, M. and Paez, G. N. On the Influence of Top Journals, (2020) CWPE2029
Choi, S., Goyal, S. and Moisan, F. Connectors and Influencers, (2019) CWPE1935
Goyal, S. Networks and Markets, (2016) CWPE1652

Authored Book

Goyal, S. Networks: An Economics Approach, (2023) - MIT Press

Recent Activities

Visiting Professor NYUAD 2021-2022

Wesley Clair Mitchell Visiting Professor at Columbia University, Spring 2020.

Goh Keng Swee Visiting Chair, National University of Singapore. 2019.

Ganshof van der Meersch lecture, Institute for European Studies. 2018. [video link]

Distinguished Lecture, MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. 2018. [video link]

Paul Kleindorfer Lecture, Society of Economic Design, York. 2017.

Public Lecture, Oxford Mathematical Institute. 2017. [video link]

Research Grants

Bridging The Gap From Individual Behaviour To The Socio-Technical Man (IBSEN) (Horizon 2020, Future & Emerging Technologies (FET))
Complexity-Net: Resilience And Interaction Of Networks In Ecology And Economics (Resinee) (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC))
Research Seminars: Seminars On Networks (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC))
Influencing The Influencers: A Theory Of Strategic Diffusion (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC))

The Janeway Institute for Economics

Coordinator for Networks, Crowds and Markets Research Theme

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

Goyal, S., Experiments on Financial Networks (JHLB)
Goyal, S., Experiments on 'Networked Markets' (JHLR)
Goyal, S., Efficiency and Inequality in a Network Economy (JHOS)
Goyal, S., Social Learning and Fake News (JHUM)
Goyal, S., Choi, S. and Moisan, F., Games on Networks: An Experimental Study (JHVK)


Part IIB Paper 4 - Economic Theory and Analysis - Networks
MPhil S150 - Economics of Networks

PhD Students


Fulin Guo
PhD Title:
Research: Network Formation, Network Games, and Behavioural Economics
Ruohan Qin
PhD Title:


Felix Mylius
PhD Title:
Research: Search; Matching; Networked Markets
Sarah Rose Taylor
PhD Title:
Research: Sarah is interested in applying economic network theory to create models for the behavior of big technology firms

Professor Sanjeev Goyal

Arthur C. Pigou Professor of Economics

On Leave 2022-2023

Research Group:
Microeconomic Theory

CV: Curriculum Vitae

Contact Details
Room: 47
Office Hours: Wednesday 5.15-6.16pm
College: Fellow of Christ's College